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"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."

—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:19:57 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT 
    An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.


VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT 
    Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.


VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT 
    Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.


VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:18 GMT 
    Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.


Pakistan plane video man sacked 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:20 GMT 
    A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.


VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:26:11 GMT 
    A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.


eBay to split off PayPal business 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:52 GMT 
    E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.


VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:21:32 GMT 
    The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.


Threat posed by voice activation 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:49 GMT 
    Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.


Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook' 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT 
    Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.


Chinese cinema set for record year 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:50 GMT 
    Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.


Marcos art seized in Philippines 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:41 GMT 
    Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.


Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:24 GMT 
    Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.


Panama opens biodiversity museum 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:34:43 GMT 
    Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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